Max Ohlson


Max OhlsonMax Ohlson age 86 of Westbrook passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center in Westbrook, on the same land he was born and raised on.  Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial will follow at Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Max Paul Ohlson was born July 29, 1931 to Ole J. and Carrie Ohlson.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and graduated from Westbrook High School.  Max served his country in the Korean War from 1952-54 and was honorably discharged.  He married Lois Craig in 1955.  They divorced in 1988.  Max owned the Westbrook Hatchery and Produce in Westbrook.  Then he was employed as Ag Manager at Monsanto Co. in Jeffers and later was the Fertilizer Division Manager at Farmers Grain in Stroden.  Max then worked for Overholt Crop Insurance and was an Insurance Agency Manager in Slayton.  He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of Westbrook Volunteer Fire Department.  Max enjoyed trips to the North Shore, driving around looking at crops and above all, his family.

Max will be greatly missed by his 3 children: Karen (Gary) Hoeft, Sherri (Marvin) Isder and Craig (Kari) Ohlson; 6 grandchildren: Erin Morrow, Grace Hill, Kelli Stoa, Andrew Isder, Lucas Isder and Caden Ohlson and 6 great-grandchildren: Emma, Mara, Grant, Mae, Micah and Emilia.  He is also survived by his sister Olive Oanes.  Blessed be his memory.


  1. My condolences to the family. Having known all of you kids when I was growing up, as well as your parents, I know that he will be missed. Having recently lost my father, I empathize with you the feeling of loss. May God give you strength for meeting the upcoming days and weeks of “wrapping up” a loved ones life. God bless.

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